You Hold the Secret to Significant Business Improvement!

Performance management is in the news again. This time it is Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in the April Harvard Business Review, writing about how Deloitte is using its employee performance data to drive higher employee engagement and improve business…

Six steps to increasing employee engagement and enhancing your bottom line

Are your employees engaged? Employee engagement is the level of emotional commitment employees have to your organization, its purpose, its culture and goals. Providing jobs with good working conditions, competitive pay, good relationships and security will help you “satisfy” a…

Are you struggling to find the talent you need? Be sure to retain the talent you already have.

The U.S. economy is in the fifth year of recovery, and Asian economies are rapidly expanding. The United States is experiencing growing labor shortages for programmers, software engineers, CPAs, health care workers and clinical researchers.  Finding critical talent in expanding…

Union Activity Heats Up: Are You Staying Engaged with Your Employees?

Upon returning from a weekend of wine tasting with friends in Temecula, CA, I was jolted from my Bordeaux bliss by headlines of union activity heating up across the United States. “Facebook Shuttle Drivers Vote to Ratify New Teamsters Contract”…

Nine Tips for Smooth Performance Appraisals—Guidance for Managers

As managers sit down to prepare for a performance appraisal, they need to remember that this is a stressful time for the employee as well as the manager. Unless there is a significant performance or behavior issue, employees should leave…

Would Your Company Win Your Industry’s Super Bowl?

New England Patriot Coach Bill Belichick won his fourth Super Bowl last night. Even amidst a controversy over cheating in the January 18 game against the Indianapolis Colts, his legacy will be as a master strategist of the game of…